Chicago Tribune1 min readCrime & Violence
8-year-old Girl Killed, 10 Others Injured In Saturday Night Chicago Mass Shooting
CHICAGO — An 8-year-old girl was killed and 10 others were injured in a shooting Saturday evening in Chicago’s New City neighborhood, police said Sunday. Chicago Police Department officers responded to West 52nd Street and South Damen Avenue after an
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Brad Biggs’ NFL Mock Draft: Proposing A Trade Down For Bears And GM Ryan Poles
Detroit is the host of the NFL draft beginning April 25, and Lions fans will have an in-person opportunity to see the NFC North rival Chicago Bears be the talk of Round 1. The Bears more than make up for the fact they own only four total picks as the
Chicago Tribune1 min readCrime & Violence
8-year-old Girl Killed, 10 Others Injured In Saturday Night Chicago Mass Shooting
An 8-year-old girl was killed and 10 others were injured in a shooting Saturday evening in Chicago’s New City neighborhood, police said Sunday. Chicago Police Department officers responded to West 52nd Street and South Damen Avenue after an alert on
Chicago Tribune6 min readCrime & Violence
Lawsuits Filed By Dexter Reed Paint Picture Of A Troubled Man Trying To Recover From Being Shot
CHICAGO — During the last year of his life, Dexter Reed was reaching out for help but still found himself in trouble. While many questions remain about what happened in the March 21 shootout that left Reed shot dead by Chicago police and an officer s
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Adbert Alzolay’s Pickoff Caps Chicago Cubs’ Series Win In Seattle Behind Another Solid Start By Javier Assad
SEATTLE — Chicago Cubs closer Adbert Alzolay was confident the replay review would vindicate him. Alzolay’s perfectly-timed pickoff move with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning Sunday caught Seattle Mariners pinch runner Julio Rodríguez, aide
Chicago Tribune2 min readCrime & Violence
9-year-old Girl Killed, 10 Injured At Confirmation Party In Chicago Mass Shooting
CHICAGO — A 9-year-old girl was killed and 10 others were injured in a shooting Saturday evening in Chicago’s New City neighborhood, police and the girl’s father said Sunday. Chicago Police Department officers responded to West 52nd Street and South
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White Sox Match Worst 14-game Start In Franchise History With 5-0 Loss To Reds: ‘Just A Tough Skid’
CHICAGO — Robbie Grossman drilled a hard-hit grounder to the shortstop side of second base to begin the sixth inning Saturday at Guaranteed Rate Field. Cincinnati Reds second baseman Santiago Espinal had Grossman shaded close to the bag and made a ni
Chicago Tribune4 min readAmerican Government
Activists To Protest ‘With Or Without Permits’ When DNC Arrives In Chicago This Summer
CHICAGO — Progressive activist groups from across the country are preparing to protest outside the Democratic National Convention “with or without permits” come August. Coalition leaders have attested their right to be within “sight and sound” of the
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Illinois Senate OK’s legislation over CTA Yellow Line crash
CHICAGO — Following a serious collision last year between a Chicago Transit Authority train and a snowplow near the city’s border with Evanston, the Illinois Senate unanimously approved a measure on Friday that would mandate various transportation ag
Chicago Tribune5 min readCrime & Violence
Supreme Court To Hear Arguments On Bribery Law That Could Shape Political Corruption Probes In Illinois
Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan was the state’s most powerful politician in 2018 when he allegedly met at his downtown Chicago law office with then-Ald. Danny Solis to discuss Solis’ appointment to a lucrative state board position. Solis, who
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Menstrual Cycles Can Affect Day-to-day Suicide Risk, UIC Study Finds
CHICAGO — When Tory Eisenlohr-Moul was training as a therapist, she saw people who had chronic suicidal thoughts — thoughts that would abruptly change from week to week. But when one of Eisenlohr-Moul’s patients mentioned her menstrual cycle was impa
Chicago Tribune2 min read
Editorial: OJ Simpson’s Fraught Legacy Is One On Its Own
Since television became a dominant medium beginning in the 1950s, there have been just a handful of moments where virtually anyone alive in this country at the time can say they knew where they were and what they were doing when they happened. Assass
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Nina Metz: Fast Fashion And Retailers Like Brandy Melville Get Documentary Scrutiny
Fifteen years ago, the clothing retailer Brandy Melville opened in Los Angeles, and in the years since it has become the brand for preteen and teenage fashion for girls — specifically thin, white girls. When some customers complained about the tiny o
Chicago Tribune4 min readCrime & Violence
Editorial: We Need Cool Heads — And No More Knee-jerk Responses — Regarding The Police Shooting Of Dexter Reed
In a city where public safety is by far the most worrying issue, the last thing Chicago needed was another police shooting ending in death for anyone — officers or civilians. But in the death of 26-year-old Dexter Reed in Humboldt Park last month, t
Chicago Tribune4 min readCrime & Violence
Commentary: Will Supreme Court Affirmative Action Ruling Affect Where High School Seniors Attend College?
High school seniors are well into the process of determining where they will attend college in the fall. One thing that will affect many of their options is the 2023 Supreme Court ruling that ended affirmative action for race-based college admissions
Chicago Tribune2 min readAmerican Government
Chicago And Illinois To Receive $19 Million From Feds To Help With Migrant Crisis
CHICAGO — The city of Chicago and the state of Illinois are set to split more than $19 million in new congressionally approved funding released to assist cities and states in addressing the migrant crisis, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin announced Friday. The
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Amazon Hit With $525 Million Jury Verdict In Patent Case Brought By Chicago Tech Firm
Amazon Web Services must pay $525 million to Chicago-based tech company Kove for infringing upon three of the company’s patents, a federal jury decided Wednesday. The patent case, which was heard in federal court in Chicago, centered around data-stor
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Illinois Unionized Healthcare Workers Say Staffing Shortages Compromise Safety
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Health care workers and advocates held a rally inside the Illinois State Capitol on Thursday to promote legislation aimed at enhancing the safety of hospital employees amid staffing shortages at some medical facilities. “This is s
Chicago Tribune3 min read
‘Diarra From Detroit’ Review: Defying Categorization, This New BET+ Series Is Sardonic And Self-deprecating
“Life is full of unsolved mysteries,” says the title character in “Diarra from Detroit” on BET+, “and as I once heard this guy at the post office say, minding your own business is a full-time job — and everybody needs to stay employed. But I had to g
Chicago Tribune3 min readCrime & Violence
Feds Look To Call Ex-aldermen To Testify At Madigan Trial As Experts On Machine Politics, City Hall
CHICAGO — Federal prosecutors are seeking to call a pair of ex-Chicago aldermen as experts in the city’s political landscape at the upcoming racketeering trial of former Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan. In a motion Thursday, prosecutors aske
Chicago Tribune4 min readInternational Relations
Commentary: Joe Biden’s Tone Shifts And Israel Pulls Troops From Gaza. What’s Next?
When Israel began striking back against Hamas in Gaza a mere hours after 3,000 terrorists stormed into southern Israel on Oct. 7, most people believed the ensuing conflict would last a few months at most. And yet here we are, six months after the fir
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Phil Thompson: If This Is Joel Quenneville’s First Attempt At Contrition For The 2010 Blackhawks Scandal — Try Again
CHICAGO — Former Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville has sat down for at least two interviews this year, and the first subject he tackled in each wasn’t Kyle Beach, but instead pickleball. “Playing a lot of pickleball down in Florida, picklebal
Chicago Tribune4 min read
Refuge On The Field: A Migrant Boy Finds Home In Baseball
CHICAGO -- Between batters with no music playing, Yoel Guerra danced, swinging his hips in the infield between the bases. But as his opponent stepped up to bat, he crouched down, ready to field the ball. The 16-year-old from the northern state of Ara
Chicago Tribune3 min read
Illinois Lawmakers Call For Ban On Intoxicating Hemp Products, But Retailers Call For Regulations
Illinois lawmakers joined the licensed cannabis industry Thursday in calling for a ban on intoxicating hemp products such as Delta-8-THC, a move retailers of such substances said would put them out of business. The Cannabis Business Association of Il
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Harness Horsemen Call For End To Hawthorne’s Veto Power Over New Track And Casino
CHICAGO — Illinois enacted a sweeping law in 2019 to allow casinos at horse racing tracks, known as racinos. Nearly five years later, Hawthorne Race Course, a main beneficiary of the legislation, still hasn’t opened a racino. In the meantime, the ind
Chicago Tribune3 min read
Downtown Chicago’s Condo Development Boom Has Ended. Here’s Why
For the first time in years, there are no new large condo projects under construction in downtown Chicago. Roughly 2,500 condos have been developed downtown since 2015 as multiple towers were constructed, and about 600 of those units are still availa
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Zombie Malls And Other Retail Centers Getting Extreme Makeovers To Keep Up With The Times
Denise Richardson took her kids to Spring Hill Mall in West Dundee, Illinois, so often that at Christmas time, the Santa Claus there recognized them by name. She remembers when department stores moved out of Elgin, then a city of 64,000 people in the
Chicago Tribune4 min read
Editorial: A Happy, Funky Trader Joe’s Gets A Union Push. Why?
Rare is the person who has walked into a Trader Joe’s in Chicago and not thought it must be fun to work there. Everyone appears to be having a good time in their Hawaiian shirts and shorts, ringing bells and stacking fruity red wines. The checkout co
Chicago Tribune4 min readCrime & Violence
Former CPS Student Files Lawsuit Alleging Sexual Assault, Coerced Abortions By High School Administrator
CHICAGO — A former Chicago Public Schools student is suing the district for not protecting her after a top administrator at Little Village Lawndale High School allegedly sexually assaulted her multiple times, resulting in two pregnancies and coerced
Chicago Tribune4 min read
‘Civil War’ Review: Divided We Stand, Barely, With Kirsten Dunst As A War-torn Photographer
Much like America itself, writer-director Alex Garland’s “Civil War” is a precarious sort of success almost in spite of itself, and despite being its own worst storytelling enemy. How? How can those circumstances lead to a movie still worth seeing? W
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